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MISCELLANEOUS.

Yesterday morniDg, at Ellerslie, JMiss Cole and the two-year-olds Nile and Swiftsure ran half a mile at nearly top. The King Cole — Rosalind filJy joined Fishmonger after he had put in once round, and beat him home in "a fouir-furlong spurt. Dishonour and Capella put in once round, spurting over the last four furlongs. Sefton, the English Derby winner of *878, was in such a bad way in July thafc ib

was deemed humane to destroy him, and it was done. According to the " Australasian," the V.A.T.C. secretary, Mr N. R. D. Bond, was so ill in London at latesb advices that his return to the colonies for a time was forbidden by his medical advisers. Mr VV. Payne takes the brood mare Lady Noran and her foal to Sydney by next Tuesday's steamer. In local circles backers are accepting s's fco 1 that Highborn wins the Greab Metropolitan Stakea. Little Bernie, Empire and Yowi have been backed at 10 to 1. Miss Cole, Vendetta and Fiesole were galloped over seven furlongs at Ellerslie on Saturday morning. The last-named had the best of ib. Mr G. G. Stead has left Chrisbchurch on a visit to Sydney. Mr F. W. Day, who is at present in England executing a big order for thoroughbred stock in the interests of Mr S. Hordern, of Sydney, attended, according to London " Sporting Life," the July Newmarket sales and purchased the following: Maggie Lander, by Pell Moll—Belle of Scotland, 400ga; My Lena (1887), by Zealot), with Mlly by Doubloon, 320ga; Mies Westbourne (1883), by Westbourne— Little Gordon, lOOgs ; Majenta (1885), by Ben Battle—lschia, 400gs. These are in addition to- the collection previous mentioned.

Caretaker Ruddy has made a start to do up the plough track ab Ellerslie racecourse. Billingsgate was shipped to Taranaki by Monday's steamer. ** He stands the season in the New Plymouth and Hawera districts. Adam Byers is located ab Elleralie again.' His team comprises Orakei, Justice, a two-year-old by Ingomar, and a filly by Radames—Lalla Rookh. Turf statistics of Tasmania have been compiled, and show racing to be in anything but a flourishing state there. Most prominent among tbo winners are Messrs J. Powell and C. S. Agnew with £1,271 and £950 respectively, and those sums represent the winnings of 28 races by the former and 13 by the other. Crazy Kate (by Floe) greabty pleases a number of the Ellerslie racecourse frequenters. She did good jumping work on Monday morning. The death ab South Australia is reported of the imported horse Tregeagle, who came out in 1869. Though he gob many winners, none ever rose to the front rank of performers. Mr Sydney James has sent me a book programme of the Dunedin Jockey Club. The amount of added money to be given away this season is the same as last year. Mr D. Barry, of Hawera, hae purchased Redwood, by Natator, out of Rosalind. He was bred by Mr H. Redwood.

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MISCELLANEOUS., Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 214, 9 September 1891

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MISCELLANEOUS. Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 214, 9 September 1891

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